People who leave island without Gunkanjima 1974 - green then―
As for this exhibition, it is closing a mountain titled "- people leaving island without Gunkanjima 1974 - green then" Gunkanjima which prospered as coal mine, and uninhabited island sees work which projected state and scenery of inhabitants leaving just before that it is.
It was closed that he went for shooting and was two months later. The shadow of a person decreased so that I did not think that we had ever prospered anymore when we arrived at island after many people left. Smell of life still remained in apartment of concrete which stood in a row high and many coal miners left only the looks for coal mine place which would come and go and have ever fallen silent. Household effects which became unnecessary are put in disorder, and heap of corrugated cardboard to disorder in the ground lets feeling sad of what all islanders must leave feel. As for the calm expression of islanders spending figure of children playing innocently and time when there is a few when there remained, people let pergoshitekitakarakosono warmth feel closely while it looks like it, and lonely expression to occasionally show is filled in deep love to island, and sorrow increases still more.
In ship toward the mainland, what will woman staring at island that carries own child, and becomes small think to be? Coal mine which continued digging charcoal for 84 years before being closed, and supported the modernization of Japan. On the small solitary island, the whole island assisted like family and lived together. People leaving island on chest in each thought are caught by look having a gentle Takushima.
Shoji Takushima (we produce stripe to cook)
It was born in Nagasaki for 1,947 years. After academy graduation specialized in Tokyo photograph, we study under member of Japan Photographers Society, Shin Miyazaki. We become independent as freelance photographer in 1978 and establish studio Taku three years later. We enroll in Japan Photographers Society in 1983 and photograph advertisement photograph as commercial photographer.
We act as director of Japanese photographer Copyright Society in 1991 and successively hold copyright enlightenment activity. Japanese photographer union charter member.
We are continuing commencing with shooting of rowing as the Japan Rowing Association public relations department staff now from 1998.
In main receiving a prize career, there are Hokkaido Shimbun Press prize (eye doma production), Japanese association of flower designer photographer Prize, APA exhibition choice containing, prize for daily life advertisement choice containing.